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Maeght Foundation: Collecting as Creativity

Maeght Foundation: Collecting as Creativity

J A N U A R Y 11, 2013 Have you ever wondered what drives people to spend their time, effort and money to buy, preserve and popularize works of art? After all, the life of every one of us is so short and it’s downright impossible to take everything you’ve collected along with you. That...
I Wish It Was Done for the People. Notes on a Visit to Haut de Cagnes

I Wish It Was Done for the People. Notes on a Visit to Haut de Cagnes

n o v e m b e r 11, 2012 I wonder if you’ve ever paid attention to framed art reproductions displayed on house walls in central Moscow or have already got accustomed to this “beauty”? I for one have been quite annoyed by them of late. That is, they didn’t look appealing from the...
LACMA. I’d Love to Work at an American Museum

LACMA. I’d Love to Work at an American Museum

j a n u a r y 20, 2012 I have never worked at a museum! I do have a vast experience in collaborating with different Russian museums both as an exhibition project curator and a private collector lending works from my collection to museum expositions, but I have never been a museum staff worker....
Arithmetic for Starters. We Counted, We Cried

Arithmetic for Starters. We Counted, We Cried

A P R I L 28,  2011 Another Russian Antique Salon is over. Some of you managed to attend it, others did not. Anyhow, it is time to do some reckoning (while the sensations are fresh and still burning). To begin with, there was an impression of greater inner freedom among the Salon visitors. It seemed...
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